French fans give hero welcome to 'Les Bleus' World Cup champions

France beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final to claim their second World Cup win

France beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final to claim their second World Cup win

Winning the soccer World Cup has turned the French, long-time pessimists, into optimists, but has not boosted President Emmanuel Macron's popularity, a survey showed on Tuesday.

He also promised unions that his presidency was entering a "new phase" in which he would listen to them more closely after a year of whirlwind reform in which he largely ignored their protests.

It was a victory for all of France and the home crowd did it justice, pouring into Paris' Avenue des Champs-ElysEes by the tens of thousands to celebrate in an explosion of joy.

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Jets saluted the players and the coach overhead, trailing smoke in French red, white and blue.

"You'll automatically learn how to lead a team", Beckenbauer said.

He had claimed many of them were "foreigners who were not singing the national anthem before matches".

Raphael Varane has now won the Champions League and World Cup in the same summer, having scooped Europe's top club prize with Real Madrid in May.

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French right-back Lilian Thuram scored his only two goals in a storied 142-cap global career in that semi-final 20 years ago. Croatia has a veteran roster that has been stretched to the limit but continues to win in Russian Federation .

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The Croatian media hailed their team, known as "Vatreni (The Fiery Ones), for uniting this poor, bankrupt country and a polarized society faced with economic hardships".

French goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris hold the Jules Rimet Trophy on returning to Paris. "Brave hearts - You made us proud", said the Jutarnji List. The station Avron has taken the name "Nous Avron Gagne", a play on the French to mean "We have won".

While many African players engage their football federations in endless squabble over bonuses, it is Mbappe's that he should not be paid to wear the French national jersey.

Typically, celebrations in France end up with some broken shop windows and other destruction, and Sunday was no exception.

Bottles were thrown, people shouted and booed angrily, before police finally broke up the crowd and forced them to disperse.

Macron had already celebrated with the team on Sunday - even doing "dab" dance moves with players in a video that has gone viral - after attending the final in Moscow.

"The atmosphere in our dressing room was insane after the victory", he said.

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